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 nut on outer tie rod

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 Posted: Aug 26, 2021 09:22AM
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Aftermarket tie rods sometimes have different sized nuts.

Note of caution: My Australian clubman appeared to have been drilled and had R clips in the threaded area that extended past the nut. This proved fortuitous on that particular car. I had loaned it to a friend for several years (he wanted to buy it but I didn't want to sell it but just let him use it-- he's the type to jump from hobby to hobby and I knew his enthusiasm for it would only last a few years at best). Anyway, I loaned the car to him and when I got it back, one of the tierod nuts had backed out somehow and the tierod was only being held on by the R clip preventing that nut from spinning all the way off (even though it was a nylock nut).

If you have the means to drill through the end properly, I would highly recommend doing that.

 Posted: Aug 26, 2021 08:59AM
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Thanks I could not find that at all. I must need more coffee


Once you replace everything that is attached to something else. It will all be fixed.

 Posted: Aug 26, 2021 08:56AM
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According to MiniMania's catalog, it is a 3/8" UNF nylock nut.

https://www.minimania.com/part/GHF223/Classic-Mini-Nut-Nylock-3-8--Unf

Part No. 13 on https://www.minimania.com/CatPage/8-21/8/21/0/Steering-Rack

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 Posted: Aug 26, 2021 08:40AM
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I have looked and looked and I can not find out what the thread pitch and nut size id on the outer tie rod end the tapered part the connects to the bracket on the hub.
waiting on a new end that is in shipping somewhere and I was thinking the nut just stripped and if I chase the threads and put on a new nut I can drive it before winter
 Anybody know what it is?


Once you replace everything that is attached to something else. It will all be fixed.